I don't care if you like them or not. Yes, there are better things to put in your mouth, but the Candy Corn is undeniably the quintessential Halloween candy. Am I right? When we were little we used to break off the white tips and try to play some trickery on any listening ear that we had lost a tooth. I think I actually believed it myself. So, I am doing a little homage to the conical confection. This week will be all projects Candy Corny. Want to play? Post your photos in a big dill flickr group.
Only a nickel for a handful of candy corns?
Looks like someone already played my lost tooth trick we these.
What you'll need for candy corn project 1, the spooky pendant:
Small drawing of something spooky
The pendants come in all shapes and sizes. Some hints: the square/rectangle ones are much easier to fit your drawing in, but the round ones are awfully fun to use. I used crayola markers on my first drawing and filled in the black space with a sharpie. The crayolas did bleed a bit, but I like it in this case. The sharpie did not bleed at all, so use fine tipped sharpies if you're looking for a crisp design. Some ideas: candy corn [of course!], witch hat, spider, spiderweb, ghost, burning candle, jack-o-lantern, black cat.
Cut out your drawing and glue it inside the pendant. Take your time and trim just small amounts at a time until it fits just right, because gaps will show.
Tip bottle of diamond glaze over and let any bubbles drip out before filling pendant.
I like to have a convex coating, so it sits slightly higher than the pendant. Let dry overnight. If the diamond glaze dries concave, go ahead and add some more and let it dry again. If the pendant doesn't sit flat on the surface, put on a plate with the bottom edge resting where the plate slopes up so the glaze dries without slanting.
Now be creative how you use your sparkly new pendant! A keychain, jewelry, on a hair clip or Halloween costume.
Don't forget to check out what is going on over at Christie's A Lemon Squeezy Home Purse week. I'm making a guest appearance tomorrow. I'd enter a purse if I were you. Amazing prizes to be won!
I've made these with photos, too. They're fun! You have me craving candy corn now. It's bad enough that my mom made me take my birthday cake home yesterday. Hmmm... Does false labor count as excercise...?ReplyDelete
I love this! I know, I too am now craving some candy corn deliciousness!ReplyDelete
Yes! I love candy corn! This project is super cute too.ReplyDelete
Oh Katy! I LOVE candy corn and don't trust people that dislike it (j/k). What a great tutorial! I could totally do this... Also, I love the new banner!ReplyDelete
Katy, I am so glad you posted today. I enjoyed checking what you posted each day during the month of September. If one person is going to eat candy during this season, it really should be candy corns!ReplyDelete
These are so cute! I love diamond glaze:).ReplyDelete
Oh thank you for showing how easy this is! I've always wanted to try out diamond glaze, and now I'm inspired to find some the next time I'm at my local craft store.ReplyDelete
Very cute! I love candy corn. That's how I knew I was pregnant with my first. Every year I look forward to eating it, and I bought a bag and it tasted gross to me. Candy corn NEVER tastes gross... so I took a pregnancy test, and sure enough...ReplyDelete
I had no idea what candy corn was (now I do) and what it tastes like but I'm all for lollies (what we call candy) and that pendant is such a fab idea!!ReplyDelete
Oh I love your candy corn necklace. It is so cute! I read your instructions, but alas, I still couldn't make one of these.ReplyDelete
Very festive! The possibilities are endless!ReplyDelete
Super cute....could you share where you got the pendants?ReplyDelete
There are very cute! Where do you find the blank pendants? Thanks :)ReplyDelete
CreatewithTlc and Lindsay-Joann fabric carries them on and off, but craft stores like Hobby Lobby keep them in stock by the jewelry/bead section of the store.ReplyDelete
Where did you get the empty pendants. I looooooove the idea, but cannot find the pendants. Please help!ReplyDelete
Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing how to do it!ReplyDelete